Join Meir Panim’s campaign to “light up” Chanukah for families in need.
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When the inability cannot be clearly attributed to either spouse, the halacha is the subject of debate among the Rishonim.
The 7 branches of the menorah represent the 7 pillars of secular wisdom, knowledge, and science.
Those who reject our beliefs know in their souls Jewish power stems from our faith and our prayers.
Though we Jews have deep obligations to all people our obligation to our fellow Jew is unique.
U.S. lawmakers were divided, but many upset, about Pres. Barack Obama’s secret talks that restored full relations with Cuba.
In a way that decision was the first in a series of miracles with which Hashem blessed us.
Obama obtained NO verifiable commitments from Cuba it would desist from acts prejudicial to the US
Question: If Abraham was commanded to circumcise his descendants on the eighth day, why do Arabs – who claim to descend from Abraham through Yishmael – wait until their children are 13 to circumcise them? I am aware that this is a matter of little consequence to our people. Nevertheless, this inconsistency is one that piques my curiosity.
Did Cuba apologize for their spies the way Israel apologized for Pollard?
PM Binyamin Netanyahu warns he will not allow the UN Security Council resolution on behalf of the PA to endanger Israeli citizens.
Exploring the connection between Pharaoh’s dreams and the story of Joseph being sold into slavery.
Our right to exist and our form of self-government were decided by the ruling parties.
It is clear that Tosafos maintains that only someone who lives in a house must light Chanukah candles.
If Chanukah was simply a commemoration of the miracle of the oil and Menorah, we would be hard pressed to see the connection between the reading from Parshas Nesiim and Chanukah.
Danny Goldstein, founder and chairman of ‘Calcala’ (‘Finance’): “We are focused on making Israel a better place to live and a better place to invest by merging the best of Israel and America – representing Israelis, but with an eye on the American perspective.”
Deputy FM Danny Ayalon said Israel would not be cooperating with the Council in the wake of its passage of a resolution ordering a ‘fact-finding mission’ into Israel’s conduct in Judea and Samaria: “We have no reason to continue cooperating with a hypocritical organization which specializes in double-speak and has a mission to smear us.”
Since Kadima’s fracturing is inevitable, the leadership primary becomes significance in that it will determine which leader will secure the votes of those Kadima MKs whose allegiance is to the party, and not its leader.
PM Netanyahu: “Israel will do everything to help” find the killer, who had “strong murderous anti-Semitic motive”; UN Human Rights Council “should be ashamed” to host a Hamas official on the day of a terrorist attack.
Dalia Itzik, Kadima’s Knesset Faction Chairwoman and the last faction member yet to announce who she will support in the upcoming primary between Livni and Shaul Mofaz, has been linked to discussions with Mofaz’s campaign over the weekend.
Noted Israeli author and Israel Prize Laureate A.B. Yehoshua said that living outside Israel “is a very deep failure of the Jewish people,” and lamented that immigration numbers from the United States are “minimal” and “embarrassing.” He was equally acerbic regarding the large Israeli ex-patriot community.
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